First introduced in 1960, the Fender Jazz Bass has made a name over the decades as one of the most played and recorded instruments in musical history. True to the original, the American Original '60s Jazz Bass picks up where the original left off and offers added modern features that move it into the next generation. With its offset waist and fast-action '60s neck, this J Bass is incredibly comfortable to play and lets you pull off extremely tight runs and grooves with ease. It also provides you with the fat, rounded sound you can only get from a pair of traditional Fender Pure Vintage '64 single-coil pickups.
These Pure Vintage ’64 Jazz Bass single-coil pickups are truly period-correct with enamel-coated coil, cloth-covered output wires, and Alnico 5 magnets. The sound these pickups put out ranges from a deep growl to a punchy midrange — a beautiful sonic combination that is the foundation of Fender Jazz Bass tone. Jazz, funk, rock — this bass can cover it all with the kind of tonal styling that leaves you and your audience satisfied.
Ask any player who has spent time with the slim '60s C-shaped maple neck profile of the Fender American Original '60s Bass, and you will hear a string of descriptors ranging from silky to balanced to one of a kind. With a 9.5"-radius and a round-laminated rosewood fingerboard with vintage-tall frets, this neck sits beautifully in the hands and features a touch and response dynamic that opens wide the doors of stylistic exploration.